Welcome Presentations on kick-off night Tues 5/31, 5:30-8:30pm, by PA Secretary of State Pedro Cortés, WCU Interim President Chris Fiorentino, Mayor Carolyn Comitta, National University of Costa Rica (UNA)-Heredia Rector Alberto Salom, WCU Latin Jazz Ensemble, UNA Student Musicians with dinner and reception to follow!
Carolina Montero González
Karlyn Salazar Arias
Krizzia Jiménez Carvajal
Alonso Chinchilla Jiménez
Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
E.O Bull Mainstage Theatre, Lower-level
From left to right: Christina Rothemich, Morgan Miller and Sean Brady
(Photo credit: Doug West)
Concept and Direction: Liz Staruch, Associate Professor, West Chester University Department of Theatre and Dance
The concept for this piece was realized after research into improvisational theory and practice in part during DAN 205 Improvisation, a course offered in the Department of Theatre and Dance at West Chester University. The boundary separating audience from performance needs to be traversed at times to foster a new understanding of the (sometimes foreign) language of movement.
The Tempest, excerpts
Director: Leonard Kelly, Associate Professor, West Chester University Department of Theatre and Dance
The Tempest, one of Shakespeare's most imaginative works, is full of magic, music, and just a hint of melancholy. Students from the department of Theatre and Dance will present selections from the University's recent production of The Tempest.
Director: Fabián Jiménez, Universidad Nacional, Escuela de Música
Director: Will Simmons, Bahamian, dance and music youth group
Junkanoo dance artists and musicians blend the traditional African elements of the festival with contemporary and cosmopolitan themes creating an art form that manages to skillfully balance authenticity, tradition and dynamism. As members of a youth Junkanoo group from a rural community, we will tell our story of self-expression and community building.
Latin Jazz Ensemble
Director: Marc Jacoby, Associate Professor, West Chester University School of Music
Under the direction of Marc Jacoby the Latin Jazz Band articulates the rhythms, energy and music of a variety of genres found in Latin music.